Becky Albertalli Writing Styles in The Upside of Unrequited

Becky Albertalli
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Point of View

This novel is told from the first person point of view of Molly, the main character in the book. Since the story is so driven by Molly’s emotions and reactions to what is going on around her this is the point of view that works best. It allows the reader to understand Molly’s thoughts and emotions as she gets her first job, has her first love and watches her parents get married. The novel perhaps could have been told from the third person point of view but the reader would not have had the feeling of closeness with Molly that the first person point of view offers.

Language and Meaning

Since this story is told by a teenager, it has a good deal of teenage lingo. Molly’s favorite word is “literally” and she uses it often. She senses the hyperbole, exaggeration, in...

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